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obama and prime minister cameron can do together to get the global economy on track and resolve serious situations like syria. >>> good morning from washington. it's friday, november 9th, 2012. this is "the daily rundown" i'm chuck todd. let's get right to my first reads in the morning. at 11:00, in the white house east room the president will speak to the nation for the first time since his election about what he hopes to accomplish before the end of the year. before taking on the new challenges though the president changed his campaign workers this emotional video from wednesday was released by the obama campaign. >> you guys have done, and the work that i'm doing has improved. i'm really proud of that. i'm really proud of all of you. and -- and what -- [ applause ] >> now it's back to governing. today the president will layout his marker for negotiations on the fiscal cliff. the combination of tax hikes and spending cuts that will kick in at the end of the year if nothing is done. a midnight december 30th, the bush tax rates will expire, the alternative minimum tax kicks in. more tha
with house speaker john boehner. to begin talks on how to prevent the country's economy from going over the so-called fiscal cliff. both boehner and snart majority leader harry reid sounded conciliatory notes yesterday. >> mr. president, this is your moment. we're ready to be led. not as democrats or republicans, but as americans. >> it's better to dance than to fight. it's better to work together. >> boehner even opened the door to raising new revenues, code for taxes, though not through tax rates. he does put on some conditions. >> in order to garner republican support for new revenues, the president must be willing to reduce spending and shore up entitlement programs that are the primary drivers of our debt. >> so that is a shift in a negotiating position. now boehner suggested temporarily extending the current tax rates, pushing serious negotiations on a broader tax deal into 2013. while the president has hinted in the past that he's willing to include the issues of social security and medicare in the fiscal negotiations, what's not clear is whether the rest of his party is going to
for the economy. now it's a very different situation. now every american is facing a tax increase on january 1st. military sequester will hit by the end of the year if they don't do anything. the impetus is there to get a deal done. i'm confident that something can happen. if you look at all the pieces, it can be negotiated fairly easily. >> does boehner have -- and i'm going to be blunt here. there always was this is eric cantor going to undermine him? that always was the conventional wisdom in washington whether that was fair or unfair. >> well, i would say that's kind of unfair. a lot of this happens behind the scenes as you know. during the debate last year, during the discussion last year they were on the same page, knew a tax increase couldn't get through the house. it was a matter of simple math. >> this time it can? >> i don't know that a tax increase can. are there ways to increase revenue? absolutely. speak speaker boehner tried to negotiate a very fine line and almost got there. >> jim manley, i moderated a debate in ohio, senator brown and josh mandel, and i asked senator brown point
we should do things that will hurt the economy. we need to get people back to work. >> well, his point was, though, that tax rates were much higher in the reagan years, were higher in the clinton years and both those decades had pretty good economic growth. >> but it's such a small perc t percentage of what you need to do in terms of getting the spending under control. >> a trillion dollars over ten years is a small number? >> it's $100 billion where this president has had deficits of over a trillion dollars every year so $1 out of $10, chuck. our problems are the spending on social security, on medicare, and the president's upcoming health care law expenses that are coming every year adding much more than what could be gained by raising taxes. i don't think it's a good idea to raise taxes on anyone at a time like this. >> but can you really talk about tax rates right now if you don't have an agreed upon number, revenue number, that both sides agree to on what should come out of the tax code changes? so if it's a trillion bucks over ten years, which seems to be halfway between t
economy and make jobs more difficult. but he also sounded the kumbaya theme. >> now, i do think that the spirit of cooperation that you've seen over the last week, from myself and my team. from democrats across the aisle. from the president. have created an atmosphere where i think that, i remain optimistic. >> folks, there are a lot closer than sometime the bravadoish headlines seem to make clear. this is really about what can boehner take to 50 to 100 house republicans who are willing to temporarily potentially raise some tax rates on some group of wealthier americans? >>> by the way, after $6 billion spent on house senate and presidential campaign, not only did party control not change for the house, senate and white house. but the individual leaders who will begin the negotiations tomorrow, it's the exact group of people. there are some personnel changes but not on that leadership. those five people are the same. by the way, yesterday, the president did immediately face questions about the scandal that surrounds his now former cia director david petraeus. he's used his time
that's an important step for our economy. but we can't just continue to believe the rhetoric that we don't have to raise the tax rates for the wealthiest and we have the revenue that will help us solve this problem. >> i want to ask you about susan rice or john kerry for secretary of state. do you have a preference? do you think one would be an easier confirmation than the other? >> i think they both have incredible depth of knowledge and capability in that position and i'm waiting to hear what the president has to say to us. >> you don't believe there is a confirmation issue with susan ri rice? >> i think susan rice has done an incredible job for our country. she has a right if she is nominated to come before the senate and make her case, and i hope that no one draws lines in the sand until she has that opportunity if she's nominated. >> all right. senator patty murray, who is chairwoman of the dnc. i understand you don't want to do that job again. >> i have other responsibilities, yes. >> we will wait to see who comes next. senator murray, thanks for coming on this morning. >> than
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